Just thought I would check in with you all and give you a progress report on my running condition. The knee continues to heal and I have been beginning to ramp up my mileage so that I can hopefully be back up to speed by spring. While the right knee feels better, it is still not very strong. I am continuing to temper my running and adding additional weight work with the legs to help strengthen the surrounding muscles. I remember my first run back. I won’t lie. I was wondering if my running career was over. Persistence pays off though and my mileage is steadily increasing. But believe it or not….now my LEFT knee is acting up. Sheesh! But we will save that issue for another day.
What I really wanted to talk about is how GREAT this community is. In my absence, I have sat on the side lines and tried to comment on every post that is submitted. What I have REALLY REALLY REEEEALLY appreciated is all of you HipRunners who have stepped in and offered their experiences and encouragement to other Hip Runners. This site is about raising the awareness that THRs do not have to slow you down. The activity of this group….The HipRunners….either from your optimistic posts or replies of encouragement to other posts……is what makes this site continue to thrive. I remember sitting in church prior to my youngest son’s Christmas concert, thinking about my upcoming THR. It was 4 years ago…….I wanted to share this journey with others. Little did I know what HipRunner.com would become today. Please continue to post. The site is only as good as you make it and right now …… it is GREAT!
POST THR “MUST HAVE”
OK. While I was down for the count, I had the opportunity to speak with the founder of the company I work for. He lives in California. I work up here in Spokane Washington. During my recovery, he told me he was getting a THR. I told him to become a HipRunner. He’s not a runner, but at 82+ he is definitely tough enough to be a runner. After he had his THR, he let me know about this nifty little device that he uses to pull his socks on. My first question was, “Why didn’t I know about this after my THR”. So I am sharing this information with you. As you all know, during recovery, you typically won’t have enough flexibility to put on your socks by yourself. Enter the sock assist. This thing will help you put your socks on by yourself. BRILLIANT! There is even a youtube video on how it works. This is a MUST HAVE during your recovery. Give it a look! This item is called the Achieva Sock Assist (P/N: NC32502).